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Pinkie Mae Pamplin

Funeral for Pinkie Mae Pamplin, 96, Lawton, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept.14, 2017, in Becker-Rabon Funeral Home Chapel.

Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Pinkie Mae Pamplin died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, at her home.  

She was born Oct. 22, 1920, in Coleman to Jim and Rosie Ann Karr. She grew up in Coleman, and attended school at Boggy Depot. Pinkie worked on the family farm and also as a caregiver before moving to Lawton, where she worked at the Fort Sill commissary. While working at Fort Sill she met Howard E. Pamplin and the couple was married on Aug. 9, 1947, in Wichita Falls, Texas. He preceded her in death on Sept. 20, 2004. Following her marriage Pinkie was a homemaker and helped her husband in his business.

She was a member of the First Church of God and the Choctaw Nation. She liked to garden, but she really enjoyed sharing the excess of her garden and cooking for crowds.

She is survived by two daughters: Marion Smith, Abilene, Texas, and Patricia Pamplin Arnett, Lawton; three sons and daughters-in-law: Howard E. "Shep" Pamplin Jr., Duncan, Tommy and Jan Pamplin, Chickasha, and Billy and Karen Pamplin, Pumpkin Center; 14 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, and 10 great-great-grandchildren; her sister, Dathney Greeno, Kansas City, Mo.; and her brother, Wesley "Sonny" Karr, Durant.

She was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters; and her son-in-law, Roger Smith.

The family will greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home

An online guest book and sympathy cards are available at

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